Reflect on our discussion of Vilem Flusser’s concept of 'Non-Things'. Is it possible to formally experiment within this category? Perhaps by creating an 'object' that is pure information and exists in an environment that is "becoming ever softer, more nebulous, more ghostly”?
Using the Fusion360 Sculpting tools we explored in class and reflecting on information, objects and some forms you’ve seen on Artbreeder.com, create a form in response to Flusser’s concept.
A3.3 Project Assignment: Homeworld
Reflect on our studies of ‘Affective Architecture’, including 1) Bachelard’s discussion of the daydreams, memories, and our associations to different aspects of our homes and 2) Flusser’s proposal for a new type of architecture and 3) draw from your own current experiences in quarantine to design a homeworld: a building or network of buildings that would satisfy your every existential need. Think about the whole breadth of experiences you would want and need to be housed and enabled by your new space. How will it address comfort, safety, memories, daydreams, social relationships, activity, and nature? If you could never leave this space, what would you need to be there? This is an open ended prompt that you can interpret through your own creative process.
A3.3 Project Assignment: Dream House
Reflect on our studies of ‘Affective Architecture’, including 1) Bachelard’s discussion of the daydreams, memories, and our psychological experiences attached to different aspects of our homes and 2) Flusser’s proposal for a new type of architecture
Design a Dream House: a building or network of buildings that is inspired by the concept of dreaming. You can interpret ‘dream’ widely: Is this house inspired by a specific dream you had? Does it capture the qualities and feelings of daydreaming? Does it fulfill your wildest dreams in the form of a house that has everything you’ve ever wanted? This is an open ended prompt that you can interpret broadly, but you are expected to push your own creative ideas and process.